Color - dark red with some bricking. Beautiful nose—Dark cherry black-blueberry fruits with scents of vanilla cream, pine, cedar lingering menthol. Taste is intense and full bodied! The structure of the wine speaks for itself— a blast of blackberry fruit and cassis, tobacco, chocolate and crushed gravel with a pepper-graphite long finish. Tannins are present but light. Flavors are well integrated and pleasing to the pallet. Pairs well with aged cheddar cheese and pepper salami softening the wine and bringing out other flavors of subtle vanilla, dark red plum and cedar. — a year ago
Pale Lemon in colour. Initial notes of honey and citrus. Refreshing and balanced with M minus acid, good intensity and noticeable minerality. The balance is exceptional with the oak perfectly integrated. An excellent wine but not raving, and sorry for being parochial, but there are many Australian Chardonnays I would rate as high, if not higher, at half the price although I do like Henri Boillot white burgundies. — a year ago
👁 This wine was medium gold with strong tearing and thick viscosity.
👃On the nose this wine had a pronounced intensity of youthful aromas. Aromas included dried apricot, ripe peach, ripe cantaloupe, honeysuckle, white blossom, beeswax, and lavender honey notes.
👄 On the palate this wine was sweet. It had medium acidity, a full body, high alcohol, and pronounced intensity of flavors consistent with the nose. The finish was long.
This was an excellent wine paired with an assortment of desserts. It has potential for further aging.
Chateau Suduiraut, Premier Cru Classé en 1855, Sauternes. Vintage 2017. ABV 14%. — a year ago
One of the January ‘21 selections from Verve Wine’s Grand Tour subscription. Takes me back to Italy - like a great house wine this is better than the price point. Verve says go with pork ragu but we did Berkeley’s Cheese Board veggie pizza and it’s all there, it quenches and you want more, a perfect dinner wine. Love it. — a year ago